There is an emanation from the heart

which cannot be described,

but is immediately felt and puts

the stranger at his ease.

~Washington Irving


Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough...

.........and more.

It turns denial into acceptance,
chaos to order, confusion to clarity.

It can turn a meal into a feast,

a house into a home,

a stranger into a friend.

~Melody Beattie


Don't be satisfied with stories,

how things have gone with others.

Unfold your own myth.
~Rumi


May my life be like a great

hospitable tree, and may

weary wanderers find in

me a rest.

~John Henry Jowett


Monday, 16 February 2015

A Day of Rain, Rainbows, Puddles, and Daffodils


After weeks of dry and cold weather, we had a day of relentless rain, and then the sun came out and a rainbow encircled Holywell Street.  It was very welcome rain though, and will kick-start our spring, so you'll find no complaints here.

Perhaps an alternate universe or a portal into
Narnia, the Shire, or Lyra's world, captured
today by an Oxford graduate student.

Tete-a-Tete narcissus and a happy pansy 
face greet our guests at the front door.

Daffodils line a wall on Jowett Walk.
"Spring is natures way of saying 'Let's party!' "
~Robin Williams


I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping
greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of a sky and for
everything which is natural, which is infinite, and which is yes.
~e.e. cummings



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